Remembering the Past as We Keep Moving Forward

Remembering the Past as We Keep Moving Forward

Jessica D. Brown, Co-Editor

As we look back over the lives of those who came before us we celebrate the victory and greatness of our president Barack Obama. One important man has effected not only this nation but around the world and taught us the importance of nonviolence and equality. Who could have known that from the constant fight for justice would lead to the start of unity, Fifty years later.
“The president’s second inaugural speech spoke about freedom and how we are all bound together and how the humanity of people matter.” Ms. Aarons, African American Studies Teacher.
On January 21, 2013 President Barack Obama was sworn into his second term on the holiday pronounced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Was it a coincident or was it fate? The answer to this question may be unknown but what the nation does see is how President Obama is following in the footsteps of one of the greatest men in history, Dr. King.
“His actions, the movements they represented are the only reason its possible for me to be inaugurated,” said President Obama about King. (Parry 1)
President Barack Obama has a concern for the working class of society, a topic that Dr. King was focusing on upon his fatal assassination. The comparison to these two men is somewhat vague; Dr. King was never involved in politics, neither is President Obama a preacher. However, it is the love that these two men had for others and their countries that gives them the honor of being legends.
“I do not think there is an exact correlation between Martin L. King Jr. and President Obama but there is always a correlation between historically black figures of higher power,” said Sey Elemo, senior.